Roxanne Krystalli

Roxanne KrystalliProgram Manager, Humanitarian Evidence Program

Roxanne Krystalli joined the Center in October 2014 as the Program Manager for the DFID-funded Humanitarian Evidence Program, a partnership between Oxfam GB and FIC. The Humanitarian Evidence Program synthesizes evidence-based research in the humanitarian sector and communicates it to key stakeholders with the ultimate goal of improving humanitarian decision-making, policy, and practice.

Prior to this position, Roxanne has worked as researcher, humanitarian practitioner and advocate at the intersection of gender and armed conflict, with a particular focus on understanding and responding to the needs of victims of violence. Roxanne’s own research is on patterns of violence in mass atrocities, victim-centered transitional justice, and the ethics of research in vulnerable or violent settings. For her work, Roxanne has been recognized as a P.E.O. International Peace Scholar, Ogunte Featured Social Innovator, TEDx speaker, and as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Service at Tufts University. Roxanne received her BA from Harvard College and her MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

FIC Publications

Synthesizing practices of evidence appraisal in the humanitarian field
PeopleOnTheMove
By Roxanne Krystalli, Lauren Emerson | November 2015

This paper synthesizes evidence appraisal practices to inform evidence syntheses in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme. It is addressed to all audiences interested in humanitarian evidence, including but not limited to researchers,…

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Briefing Paper: Synthesizing evidence appraisal practices in the humanitarian field
PeopleOnTheMove
By Roxanne Krystalli, Lauren Emerson | November 2015

This Briefing Paper accompanies a full report that synthesizes evidence appraisal practices to inform evidence syntheses in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme. It is addressed to all audiences interested in humanitarian evidence,…

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Mapping Evidence Syntheses in the Humanitarian Sector: Insights and Challenges

This publication accompanies a catalog of existing evidence syntheses in the humanitarian sector and discusses the methodological approach to this exercise. The purpose of this study was three-fold: (a) to identify…

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Evidence Synthesis in the Humanitarian Sector: A Guidance Note
By Roxanne Krystalli, Eleanor Ott | February 2015

This Guidance Note discusses an approach to systematic evidence synthesis in the humanitarian field. Though its recommendations explicitly apply to the evidence synthesis outputs commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme,…

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Research

The Humanitarian Evidence Program

The Humanitarian Evidence Program produces a series of evidence syntheses to distill humanitarian evidence and communicate it to key stakeholders in order to enable better decision-making and improve humanitarian policy and practice.

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News Items

Roxanne Krystalli presents research at International Feminist Journal of Politics conference
May 26, 2016

On May 18-21, Roxanne Krystalli participated in the International Feminist Journal of Politics annual conference. The conference drew together faculty, researchers, and graduate students who work on questions related to gender…

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Roxanne Krystalli discusses Colombian peace talks on Colombia Calling podcast
May 12, 2016

Roxanne Krystalli is featured on the Colombia Calling podcast to discuss the ongoing peace talks in Colombia. She explores challenges and opportunities of doing research in vulnerable settings and discusses…

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Feinstein faculty participate in the World Humanitarian Summit
May 10, 2016

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, Turkey on May 23-24, 2016. The summit aimed to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action that addresses future humanitarian…

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Roxanne Krystalli discusses gender and reintegration of former combatants in Colombia
April 20, 2016

Roxanne Krystalli gave a lecture titled “Demilitarizing Masculinities and Femininities: Reintegration of Former Combatants in Colombia” at the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights. Roxanne emphasized the need to understand…

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Roxanne Krystalli discusses gender and armed groups in The Washington Post
March 24, 2016

On March 24, 2016, Roxanne Krystalli published a piece in The Washington Post, discussing what conversations on armed groups and violence miss when they do not incorporate a gender analytical perspective….

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Humanitarian Evidence Program hosts discussion on evidence at DFID
March 23, 2016

We invite our London-based colleagues to join us on April 14, 2016 for a discussion on humanitarian evidence, co-hosted by Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center. Please see below for an…

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Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson blog about consent
March 1, 2016

Feinstein’s Roxanne Krystalli and Kim Wilson have teamed up to post an article entitled, Consent as a Conversation: Lean Research in Vulnerable Settings, on Next Billion’s blog today. They write:…

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Roxanne Krystalli and Brittany Card reflect on gendered experiences of war
February 16, 2016

Roxanne Krystalli and Brittany Card co-authored a post on understanding gendered experiences of war at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s ATHA blog. Krystalli and Card reflected on the progress made since the passage…

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FIC faculty and researchers support creation of Gender Analysis in International Studies program
December 7, 2015

Feinstein International Center faculty and researchers have supported the creation of a Gender Analysis in International Studies program at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Professor Dyan Mazurana, FIC…

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Roxanne Krystalli weighs in on article about femicide in Mexico
September 27, 2015

Humanitarian Evidence Program Manager Roxanne Krystalli has been quoted in Alice Driver’s piece in the Texas Observer about femicide. Driver argues that, contrary to an emerging narrative, femicide in Mexico is not a…

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Evidence and the World Humanitarian Summit: a Humanitarian Evidence Program submission
August 10, 2015

The Humanitarian Evidence Program, a partnership between Oxfam GB and the Feinstein International Center, recently filed a submission to the World Humanitarian Summit consultations. The submission, titled “Humanitarian evidence: going…

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Roxanne Krystalli quoted in piece on femicide in Mexico
May 19, 2015

Humanitarian Evidence Program Manager Roxanne Krystalli was quoted in a recent piece on femicide in Mexico. Krystalli remarked: “If we simply treat the targeting of violence against certain women as…

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FIC faculty and researchers participate in ‘Lean Research’ initiative
April 16, 2015

On April 15, 2015, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MIT D-Lab, and Feinstein International Center co-hosted Lean Lab, a day-long convening to reflect on the Lean Research initiative…

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